If your ideal vacation includes fishing for trout just steps away from where you’re staying, you’ll want to book your stay at Amazing River Retreat right now! Even if fishing isn’t key to your getaway, however, you’ll find plenty to love about this 3-bedroom, pet-friendly (up to 25 lbs.) lodge.
Located in a forested mountain valley, Amazing River Retreat is right on the bank of the trout-stocked Little Pigeon River. From the lodge’s 2 spacious wraparound decks you’ll hear the soothing burble of the waters rushing over the rocks. Along with the rustling of the breeze through the trees, the singing of warblers and thrushes during the day, and the chirping of crickets at night, it serves as ideal background music. Whether you’re enjoying breakfast at the main deck’s patio table, cooking dinner on the charcoal grill, or perhaps best of all, lazing in the lower deck’s hot tub, you can savor the soothing soundtrack.
You can revel in the views from inside the lodge as well, courtesy of the great room’s double-height wall of windows. The sunlight streaming in shows off the hand-rubbed light pine floors, walls, and vaulted ceiling to perfection.
There’s space for everyone to gather on the great room’s well-cushioned leather seating, whether it’s to watch the big game on TV or play charades in the glow of the stone-surround fireplace. The great room also hosts the dining area, which includes a gorgeous wood-and-wrought-iron table that seats 6. Another 4 people can sit at the adjacent breakfast bar. If you’re vacationing with another family, set up the kids at the breakfast bar; they’ll love eating “on their own” while the adults linger over their meal at the table.
Speaking of meals, the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare a cordon bleu feast or simply to reheat leftovers from the previous night’s restaurant meal. From a refrigerator/freezer with ice maker to a dishwasher, we’ve got you covered!
Downstairs you’ll find the game room, the perfect hangout for kids and adults alike. You can choose between shooting pool at the full-size billiard table or play foosball… or you can stretch out on one of the so comfortable couches and watch a movie on TV—Amazing River Retreat receives plenty of satellite channels, including Showtime. The washer and dryer are conveniently located just off the game room, so you can do laundry while you lounge.
Just as the game room takes up nearly all of the downstairs, the primary suite makes up the entire loft level. The bedroom is huge, with a king-size bed, a desk, a sitting area, a flat-screen TV, and a wealth of storage. Add to that the vaulted ceiling, the en-suite bathroom, and the magnificent view, and you have a haven you might never want to leave.
The other 2 bedrooms, on the main floor, are just as comfortable. Each has a queen-size bed, a TV, a ceiling fan, and plenty of storage. If you need additional sleeping quarters, the futon in the game room open into beds for 2, enabling Amazing River Retreat to accommodate 8 people in all.
When you’re not fishing for trout in the river that’s right outside your door, there’s plenty more to do in the area. Amazing River Retreat is no more than a half-hour drive from the attractions of both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. You can explore the wildlife, wildflowers, and waterfalls of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park one day, the rides and attractions of Dollywood the next, and the galleries, shops, and studios of the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Loop the day after that.
No matter how you spend your days, you’ll love returning to the tranquility of Amazing River Retreat. It’s really a fabulous place for relaxing body and soul. So what are you waiting for? Book your stay today—we look forward to seeing you!